Fanconi Anemia

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Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi anemia is an inherited condition that affects the bone marrow, resulting in decreased production of all types of blood cells. People with this condition have lower-than-normal numbers of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets (cells that help the blood clot). Not enough white blood cells can lead to infections; a lack of red blood cells may result in anemia; and a decreased amount of platelets may lead to excess bleeding. Fanconi anemia can be caused by mutations in various genes; it can either be inherited in an autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive fashion.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Fanconi Anemia" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

Fanconi Canada is a registered charity that funds research in Canada into an effective treatment and, ultimately, a cure for Fanconi anemia and serves as a support network for affected Canadian families.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.

Our mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Fanconi Anemia" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

Fanconi Canada is a registered charity that funds research in Canada into an effective treatment and, ultimately, a cure for Fanconi anemia and serves as a support network for affected Canadian families.

http://www.fanconicanada.org/en/

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.

Our mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.

http://www.fanconi.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Fanconi Anemia" returned 496 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

FANCJ suppresses microsatellite instability and lymphomagenesis independent of the Fanconi anemia pathway.
 

Author(s): Kenichiro Matsuzaki, Valerie Borel, Carrie A Adelman, Detlev Schindler, Simon J Boulton

Journal: Genes Dev.. 2015 Dec;29(24):2532-46.

 

Microsatellites are short tandem repeat sequences that are highly prone to expansion/contraction due to their propensity to form non-B-form DNA structures, which hinder DNA polymerases and provoke template slippage. Although error correction by mismatch repair plays a key role in ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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The Fanconi Anemia Pathway Maintains Genome Stability by Coordinating Replication and Transcription.
 

Author(s): Rebekka A Schwab, Jadwiga Nieminuszczy, Fenil Shah, Jamie Langton, David Lopez Martinez, Chih-Chao Liang, Martin A Cohn, Richard J Gibbons, Andrew J Deans, Wojciech Niedzwiedz

Journal: Mol. Cell. 2015 Nov;60(3):351-61.

 

DNA replication stress can cause chromosomal instability and tumor progression. One key pathway that counteracts replication stress and promotes faithful DNA replication consists of the Fanconi anemia (FA) proteins. However, how these proteins limit replication stress remains largely ...

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2015

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The Fanconi Anemia Pathway Protects Genome Integrity from R-loops.
 

Author(s): María L García-Rubio, Carmen Pérez-Calero, Sonia I Barroso, Emanuela Tumini, Emilia Herrera-Moyano, Iván V Rosado, Andrés Aguilera

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Co-transcriptional RNA-DNA hybrids (R loops) cause genome instability. To prevent harmful R loop accumulation, cells have evolved specific eukaryotic factors, one being the BRCA2 double-strand break repair protein. As BRCA2 also protects stalled replication forks and is the FANCD1 ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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The terms "Fanconi Anemia" returned 52 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Exploiting the Fanconi Anemia Pathway for Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapy.
 

Author(s): Ukhyun Jo, Hyungjin Kim

Journal: Mol. Cells. 2015 Aug;38(8):669-76.

 

Genome instability, primarily caused by faulty DNA repair mechanisms, drives tumorigenesis. Therapeutic interventions that exploit deregulated DNA repair in cancer have made considerable progress by targeting tumor-specific alterations of DNA repair factors, which either induces synthetic ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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A case report and literature review of Fanconi Anemia (FA) diagnosed by genetic testing.
 

Author(s): Ponnumony John Solomon, Priya Margaret, Ramya Rajendran, Revathy Ramalingam, Godfred A Menezes, Alph S Shirley, Seung Jun Lee, Moon-Woo Seong, Sung Sup Park, Dodam Seol, Soo Hyun Seo

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Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genetically heterogeneous rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by congenital malformations, hematological problems and predisposition to malignancies. The genes that have been found to be mutated in FA patients are called FANC. To date 16 distinct ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

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Crosstalk between translesion synthesis, Fanconi anemia network, and homologous recombination repair pathways in interstrand DNA crosslink repair and development of chemoresistance.
 

Author(s): Brittany Haynes, Nadia Saadat, Brian Myung, Malathy P V Shekhar

Journal: Mutat Res Rev Mutat Res. ;763():258-66.

 

Bifunctional alkylating and platinum based drugs are chemotherapeutic agents used to treat cancer. These agents induce DNA adducts via formation of intrastrand or interstrand (ICL) DNA crosslinks, and DNA lesions of the ICL type are particularly toxic as they block DNA replication ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Quercetin in Children With Fanconi Anemia; a Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fanconi Anemia

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Use Massive Parallel Sequencing and Exome Capture Technology to Sequence the Exome of Fanconi Anemia Children and Their Patents
 

Status: Available

Condition Summary: Fanconi Anemia; Autosomal or Sex Linked Recessive Genetic Disease; Bone Marrow Hematopoiesis Failure, Multiple Congenital Abnormalities, and Susceptibility to Neoplastic Diseases.; Hematopoiesis Maintainance.

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013

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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in High Risk Patients With Fanconi Anemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fanconi Anemia

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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